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Administration Drops Rollbacks Of Pesticide Farmworker Protection Rules

February 01, 2019
The Trump administration has dropped planned rollbacks of Obama-era EPA pesticide rules intended to provide farmworkers with similar protections to workers in industries regulated by OSHA, part of a deal with Democratic senators to win confirmation for the Trump administration’s pick to lead EPA’s toxics office. According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), EPA Jan. 28 withdrew two Trump administration proposals that would have eliminated a series of protections that the Obama administration had added to EPA's farmworker...

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